Frontrunning: February 17

  • Geithner Says Inaction On Debt Limit Would Harm Recovery (WSJ)
  • Now Libya Set for ‘Day of Anger’  (FT)
  • Police Break up Bahrain Demonstration, Military Takes Control of Capital (FT)
  • Suez cancellation lifts Egypt diplomatic strain (Reuters)
  • China Opens More Options for Yuan (WSJ)
  • Is Your Job an Endangered Species? (WSJ)
  • Germany's ECB Presidency Chances May Fade After Merkel's Bundesbank Choice (Bloomberg)
  • Till Debt Do Us Part (American)
  • Belgium Weighs New Coalition Proposal (WSJ)
  • Osborne Eyes Looser Liquidity Regime (FT)
  • Fat Lady Wanted as Aide to Fed Rate Setters (Bloomberg)
  • China's inflation overhaul clouded by data doubts (Reuters)
  • Fed Officials Divided on Stimulus, Disappointed on Job Growth (Bloomberg)
  • Fight over Dodd-Frank Headlines Senate Panel (Reuters)

European Economic Highlights

  • Euro-Zone Current Account nsa for December-0.1B.Previous -6.0B.
  • Euro-Zone Current Account SA for December -13.3B.Previous -10.5B.
  • Euro-Zone Construction Output SA for December -1.8% m/m -12.0% y/y.Previous -0.9% m/m -6.3% y/y.
  • Norway GDP s.a. for Q4 2.4% q/q - higher than expected.Consensus 1.7% q/q. Previous -1.5% q/q.
  • Switzerland Credit Suisse ZEW Survey (Expectations) for February -17.2. Previous -18.4.
  • Sweden CPI - Headline Rate for January -0.5%m/m 2.5% y/y - lower than expected.Consensus -0.4%m/m 2.6% y/y.Previous 0.7% m/m 2.3% y/y.
  • Sweden CPI - CPIF for January -1.1% m/m 1.4% y/y - lower than expected.Consensus -0.5%m/m 2.0% y/y. Previous 0.6% m/m 2.3% y/y.
  • Sweden Unemployment Rate for January 8.2% - higher than expected.Consensus 8.0%. Previous 7.4%.


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